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Dinesh Karthik in Star-Studded Sky Sports Commentary Team for The Hundred

Dinesh Karthik in Star-Studded Sky Sports Commentary Team for The Hundred

Veteran Indian Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has been announced as part of Sky Sports' star-studded commentary lineup for The Hundred.

  • IANS
  • Updated: April 12, 2021, 4:44 PM IST

Veteran Indian Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik has been announced as part of Sky Sports’ star-studded commentary lineup for The Hundred. The tournament, which will be played in a new 100-ball format, will start with a women’s game between Oval Invincibles and Manchester Originals at The Kia Oval on Wednesday, July 21.

The lineup will be led by former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who will be one of the presenters.

Flintoff’s former England teammate Kevin Pietersen, England fast bowler Stuart Broad, England women international Tammy Beaumont — who will also play for London Spirit during the tournament, are also part of the line-up.

Pakistan great Wasim Akram, former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara, West Indies’ two-time T20 World Cup-winning captain Daren Sammy, and former Australia women’s cricketer star Mel Jones will also be part of the commentary team along with Sky Sports regulars such as Nasser Hussain, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Rob Key, David Lloyd, Michael Atherton and Mark Butcher.

Meanwhile, Karthik is busy playing in the IPL currently, for the KKR. Until last year, he was the skipper of the team, by stepped down from captaincy, midway through the season. Eoin Morgan has now taken over the charge from him this year around. In their opening match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Karthik played a 22-run blinder, where his runs came from just nine runs.

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